Laplace law


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La·place law

(lah-plās'),
the equilibrium relationship between transmural pressure difference (ΔP), wall tension (T), and radius of curvature (R) in a concave surface; for a sphere: ΔP = 2T/R; for a cylinder: ΔP = T/R.

La·place law

(lah-plahs' law)
The equilibrium relationship between transmural pressure difference (ΔP), wall tension (T), and radius of curvature (R) in a concave surface; for a sphere: ΔP = 2T/R; for a cylinder: ΔP = T/R.

Laplace,

Pierre S. de, French mathematician, 1749-1827.
Laplace law - the equilibrium relationship between transmural pressure difference, wall tension, and radius of curvature in a concave surface.